Last week, I purchased some jewelry wire in a few sizes and colors, and am having a blast using it to create new pieces. I've already added a few interesting rings to the site, and am in the process of making ear cuffs, as well as post earrings for those of you who aren't a big fan of dangle earrings.

    I am also updating all photos on the site to include a faded border and logo. While still clean-cut, this seems to tone down the stark white background, as well as add some interest and company branding. I am really liking the new photo look, and will be using it on all GBE photos from now on.

    There is way more inventory in my office than is listed on this site, so I'm getting busy taking more photos to add to the online shop. As always, if you have something in mind and don't see it here, send me a message or fill out a custom item form. If I can do it, I will!
I've decided to add a blog page to the Green Bead Expressions website. Previously, it was on another site entirely. I think I may have an easier time with both on one site, since I have a tendency to forget multiple passwords (I think most artsy people are a bit scatter-brained, hehe).
     Hopefully, I can muster up the motivation to create some new jewelry pieces before summer is over. I may try playing with wire shapes a bit, and I have plenty of blank puzzle pieces to work with.
     I also have a whole stack of empty cereal boxes that I plan on recycling into small jewelry gift boxes. I recently had a birthday (I turned 29 again, imagine that!), and loved the butterfly wrapping paper on a gift my mother gave me. It will look very cute on some hand made gift boxes. After I crank a few out, I'll add them to the site, and they can be added to a jewelry order (or purchased alone), and I can put the jewelry item in the box, all ready to go!

     I have some ideas, now I just need to sneak away from the kids long enough to create them. I sure wish my craft room had a lock... or a door, for that matter.


    I'm a mom of two with a need for a creative outlet. I love making new jewelry pieces, and love to wear them myself. I especially enjoy seeing someone else wear one of my creations.


    August 2012